Sony has postponed indefinitely the European launch of its NEX-7 camera, owing to the floods in Thailand.

Production of the Sony NEX-5N and NEX-C3 compact system camera (CSC) models has also been hit, according to a statement issued on the Sony Japan website.

However, a Sony Europe spokesperson told us that availability of the Alpha 65 ‘is not affected in Europe’.

A Sony Europe statement released earlier today read: ‘Due to the severe flooding in Thailand, factories in Thailand were forced to suspend operations for the time being. Because of this, shipment of the Sony NEX-7 will be affected.’

The Alpha 65 is classed as a prosumer model, while the NEX-7 is the flagship model in Sony’s NEX mirrorless CSC range.

The cameras were announced in a fanfare of publicity in August.